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Located in one of the tallest Art Deco buildings on Collins Avenue, SLS is uber cool and one of the go-to hotels of the moment, for the in crowd anyway.
The rooms have all had the Philippe Starck treatment, and his aim to mix the modern with Madame de Pompadour has clearly paid off - think chaise longues, Versailles-esque charcoal wall art, and white everywhere. The result is super slick, glamorous and just a little bit naughty, with mirrors on the ceilings and boxes marked 'sinners' paying homage to Louis XV's mistress. The suites are a different story, and are more rockstar than royalty with Lenny Kravitz as the brains behind them. Mod cons are prevalent throughout, and all rooms have Wi-Fi and an Ipad.
The restaurants are almost as pain achingly cool and beautiful as those who visit them, and the food is pretty good too. Options include the Bazaar, a Spanish restaurant that mixes the Latin with the local; Katsuya, a sublime sushi restaurant designed by Starck; and Hyde Beach, where the cocktails and tapas flow all night. Miami is renowned for its nightlife, and SLS is no exception. In fact, it would be pretty easy to stay at Hyde Beach all night and not venture out at all.
Hyde Beach's bar and swimming pool is where the party's at, night and day, and there is also another pool which is home to a giant silver rubber duck. Other facilities include a gym, yoga classes and a fantastic spa with treatments perfect for both pre and post party (we highly recommend a poolside massage to soothe those weary dancing feet).
Why we love it
The hotel has a complimentary BMW service which takes guests anywhere within a few miles.
Alexandra, Original Traveller